Blogging from Bookstores

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Blogging From: The Book Revue

[The Book Revue’s] discount tables are the main contributing component to the fact that I have more books than I actually know what to do with.

This may come as a shock to you, but I’m not a millionaire. I try to be somewhat frugal, (which is hard to do when it comes to books) but when I pay a visit to The Book Revue, it is extremely rare occurrence if I don’t leave with at least two new books in hand. But most times, it’s like five. Call it excessive, but when the books are this affordable it’s hard not to be glutinous. It’s so hard! (Continue Reading)

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Occupy Wall Street Library Catalog Online

thelifeguardlibrarian:

Select Titles from the Occupy Wall Street Library

FDR and The New Deal For Beginners by Paul Buhle

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Payback by Margaret Atwood

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

The Sixties by Jenny Diski

(via libraryland)

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katiecar:

A new home for my books and a more productive workspace. Wait, that second part is a lie. The only way this desk would make me more productive is if it blocked my access to Tumblr. Which, it does not. My books look cozy, though.

katiecar:

A new home for my books and a more productive workspace. Wait, that second part is a lie. The only way this desk would make me more productive is if it blocked my access to Tumblr. Which, it does not. My books look cozy, though.

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Occupying Boston and Beyond, with Tent Libraries for All


 John Ford, who temporarily shuttered his Metacomet alternative bookstore  in Plymouth, Mass., to run the tent library, said it was intended to  help protesters learn about systems they find frustrating and explore  possible alternatives.
“I hope, at the very least, it just makes people more inclined to be  thoughtful about what they’re doing here,” said Mr. Ford, 30, as he  stood in front of a table piled with newly donated books that had yet to  be filed. (Read more)    
[photo by Gretchen Ertl]   

Occupying Boston and Beyond, with Tent Libraries for All

 John Ford, who temporarily shuttered his Metacomet alternative bookstore in Plymouth, Mass., to run the tent library, said it was intended to help protesters learn about systems they find frustrating and explore possible alternatives.

“I hope, at the very least, it just makes people more inclined to be thoughtful about what they’re doing here,” said Mr. Ford, 30, as he stood in front of a table piled with newly donated books that had yet to be filed. (Read more)    

[photo by Gretchen Ertl]   

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